Sunderland are closing in on a deal for ENPPI wing-back Ahmed Al-Muhammadi.
The Journal says Al-Muhammadi is expected on Wearside next week for talks over a season-long loan from ENPPI.
The 22-year-old, who can play anywhere down the right, has long been linked with the Black Cats after having a trial on Wearside in August.
There were strong rumours Al- Muhammadi had agreed a £2m move in January only for no deal to materialise, but there is some substance to the latest suggestion. West Bromwich Albion have also expressed an interest but the Black Cats will hope their long- standing contact pays dividends.